Bee School

The PBBA Bee School is a 4 day course running from January to February of each year and is geared towards beginning beekeeping. We offer such topics as bee biology, hive management, care and upkeep of your apiary, your tools and equipment, etc.

bee school

WHEN:  Saturdays on January 25, 2020 through February 15, 2020 (Feb. 22-snow date) from 9am-2pm

 

WHERE:  The school will be held at the American Legion Hall, Post 15 at 37 Main Street in Ashland, NH.

 

COST OF CLASS:  $60 for the initial registrant which includes Study Guide:  Beekeeping for Dummies and a one year membership to PBBA. There will be a $15 fee for an additional family member who wishes to attend -children under 16 free (no extra materials available).

Please make checks payable to Pemi-Baker Beekeepers Assn.
Mail registration form to: 

Mary-Ellen Godville
1090 River Road
Plymouth, NH  03264

 
Upcoming Events
  1. August Workshop (Rain or Shine)

    August 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Monthly Meeting September

    September 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Announcements

ELAP Agency is offering emergency assistance to eligible producer of Honeybees. Producers have 30 days “from when the loss became apparent” to notify FSA.

Click here to view a fact sheet regarding the assistance.

To view the letter to Gerard from Steven Schmidt, County Executive Director of the Farm Service Agency click here.

2018-19 Winter Loss Survey

Summary of results:

-We had 405 beekeepers, 442 apiaries, 1445 hives &* 530 NUCs represented this year!

-Winter Hive loss was 55% and NUC Loss was 31%  – which is a trend in the right direction – down from 58% last year and 65% two years ago)

-Comparing management practices over the last 3 years, it appears that the winter loss data is being used  to help beekeepers make their management decisions.

-Many of the trends we have seen in the last couple years continued this last winter.

-This year we included some charts comparing the results from the last 3 years… there are some interesting results looking at individual counties… We can’t explain them- but they are interesting!

During the year we are hoping to do further analysis to understand why Merrimack county continues to have the highest losses as well as overlay data such as weather, etc.

The full results are at: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/075aba_0f8bb5737d95483f8544165fa7893f5a.pdf